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What`s the betting......

that....... @twocvbloke  reckons this story is fake...and all the pics are photoshopped ! ! ! Roll_eyes

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7525137/Australian-warplanes-weave-way-Brisbane-skyscrapers...

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Re: What`s the betting......

Odd, I'm sure they mis-titled it, being the DM shouldn't it read:

"Irresponsible low-flying RAAF pilots terrorise Brisbane residents releasing toxic cancer-causing fumes over the city!!!"

 

Funny

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Re: What`s the betting......

It`s an annual event....  and there are some vids on you tube...

 

C-17 fly-through starts at 00.54

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeBKYPx4F2I

 

C-17 cockpit view.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxSyKSR_c3g

 

 Fighter jet.... cockpit view....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxakfXUMDtE

 

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Re: What`s the betting......

I liked the cockpit view.

I wonder if the pilot gets a choice of warning voices.

Do you think they have a Homer Simpson?

 

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Another clickbait headline from the DM - ... weave their way between skyscrapers ... - more like near them, to one side of the aircraft.

I'd have been more impressed if they'd tried to go under the bridge at the right of image, seen at 2:30 into the C17 cockpit video.  Cheesy

 

PS  I'll bet if they were Merkins instead of Australians they'd have given that a go - anybody remember the cable-car incident in Italy involving a US A10 EA-6B ?

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A bit before my time.......

 

spitfire bride 1.jpg

 

I have driven under it many times, before it was demolished in 1983 to be replaced by a single span concrete bridge to accomodate the new M3 motorway... the original road was named "Spitfire Link" to commemorate the event

 

History of the flight in this link....  https://dunsfoldairfield.org/spitfire-bridge/

 

 

 

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Oh dear, some don't like the DM article so how about a more local one:

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/huge-jet-skims-brisbane-skyscrapers-in-riverfir...

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Reminded me of 9/11 sorry to say. Sad